Speaker Series

One of the most compelling speaker lineups in Philadelphia!

Each year as many as 75 noted authors, professors, scientists, museum curators, reporters, physicians, musicians, playwrights and others enlighten and entertain members and their guests at lunch and dinner programs.

Recent presentations include:
  • Amity and Prosperity One Family and the Fracking of America, by Eliza Griswold, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.
  • Messing with the Enemy. Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News, by Clint Watts, senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University.

  • A Lifetime is Not Enough – The Inspiration of Great Music, by Philip Maneval, Founder and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

  • Bridging the Indigenous and Modern Worlds, by Yasmin Goodman, campaigner for preservation of the Amazon rain forest.

A Sampling of Previous Speakers 

Top row: Clint Watts, national security expert; Laurie Olin, landscape architect; Jane Golden, Founder & Executive Director, Mural Arts
Middle row: Philip Maneval,  Founder & Executive Director, Chamber Music Society; Andrea Mitchell, award-winning journalist; Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, The National Constitution Center
Bottom row: Helen Gym, councilwoman at large; Wendell Pritchett, Provost, University of Pennsylvania; Governor Ed Rendell
"Topics are wide-ranging, and the after-program dinners are a great way to meet other Club members and talk about ideas."